Not all those who wander are lost and not all travels are far from home…We discover a new way to explore Argentina. Dive into our landscapes, culture and music through books, movies, songs and without putting a foot outside.
Argentinians love music! Known worldwide musicians have been born in these southern lands that keep on giving. Travel from the Northern region of Salta to Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina, with this playlist that combines the most traditional artists and some off-the-beaten-path musical gems of the new era.
Argentinians have a special taste for cinema and movies. Here are some of the classic films that best features Argentina’s people and landscapes, a BBC documentary about the growing tango queer movement, and two video-travel journeys one from our director and the other of a traveler who spends 10 days in Patagonia.
Diarios de Motocicleta (Motorcycle Diaries)
This film about the famous motorcycle journey of Ernesto “Che” Guevara, the famous Argentine Marxist revolutionary, features the most beautiful landscapes and the cruelest social scenarios that still characterizes Latin America. In Puerto Alegre, crossing borders from Argentina to Chile, you can see a copy of the motorcycle used by the Che to cross into Chile.
The German Doctor
Argentina, 1960, a German doctor searching for a place to stay in Patagonia. An Argentine family hosts him and a strange thing begins to happen… Based on true events.
ATTA Adventure Travel Trade Association with Say Hueque
A trip to the unexplored Northern lands of Salta in Argentina told by Rafa Mayer, Say Hueque´s Founder, to meet colonial villages, walk with llamas through the rainbow-colored mountains, till reaching Don Isidro’s house…
10 Days in Argentina and Chile
Take a look at a traveler who wanders Patagonia through Argentina and Chile for 10 days, the perfect amount of days to discover the most legendary region of South America.
LGBT Tango in Buenos Aires by BBC Travel
How the most famous dance of Argentina evolved since 2016 to fight against the idiosyncrasy of male chauvinism in tango culture and encourage a most inclusive practice.
This is our curated selection of the best Argentine literature (novel, travel stories, comic books) to bring you some of our traditions, landscapes, political history, and humor!
In Patagonia, Bruce Chatwin
Dive into the Bruce Chatwin journeys through Patagonia to discover the legends of the southernmost lands, the native heritage, and amazing landscapes. Anecdotes, history and exhilarating descriptions of the dream adventure expedition, and a literary masterpiece.
The Tango Singer, Tomás Eloy Martinez
In this novel, Bruno Cadogan travels to Argentina in search of Lucio Martel, the last great tango singer. It’s 2001, the economic breakdown in Argentina, and Bruno, an American student specialized in Borges, will trace Martel performances through the city, and discover the darkest moments of the city that never sleeps…
Che Boludo, A Gringo’s Guide to Understanding the Argentines by James Bracken
¡Che Boludo! is your perfect guide to improve your Spanish, or learn your first steps. A humorous and high informative guide for those longing to immerse in Argentina’s culture by using some of the most common yet bizarre phrases and expressions.
The Winds that Lay Waste, Selva Almada
Selva Almada is one of the most popular Argentine writers, largely published by Random House. The wind that lays waste tells the story of the evangelizing journey of reverend Pearson and his daughter Leni whose car breaks in the Northern roads. They met the mechanic Gringo Brauer and a young boy named Tapioca, and as intimacy grows between the fourth characters, beliefs are questioned and a storm breaks over the plains…
Mafalda is the famous Argentine comic book known worldwide to be the finest example of how Argentinians manage to criticize Politics and Economics through the intelligent thoughts of a sweet little girl. A humor masterpiece created by Quino, the Argentine talented graphic humorist, and published in Argentine newspapers through 1964 and 1973. Download some of her best stories!
Learn about “mate” the drink that best defines Argentinians, how to kiss properly when greeting, and meet a scientist who is saving the world’s penguins in this podcast.
Make a 360° tour in each province of Argentina without jumping off the couch!
Breaking News! Daily Journal about Argentina
Catch up with daily news of Argentina COVID-19, Politics and Economics in this Argentina’s guide in English for locals and foreigners. “Explain Argentina’s reality and news through the eyes of pop culture”, says The Bubble.
Written by Agustina del Vigo
A surface area of near 2.8 million square kilometers allows Argentina to be a more than an appealing destination for ANY kind of traveler, as it’s almost impossible for someone not to find a place to do something that they love or experience a new adventure. It goes without saying that the country’s great variety of wildlife, landscapes and weather make it the perfect spot for outdoor activities and sports. Among them there is one that stands out for its originality and countless possibilities: kayaking. It doesn’t matter if you want to feel a rush of adrenaline by getting into extreme and dangerous river courses or just go for a peaceful trip through calm waters; there are plenty of destinations in Argentina where it’s worth getting wet!
In the southern province of Río Negro you can find the most visited place of the Patagonia and the second of the whole country: the city of Bariloche. Its secret is, obviously, its perfect location: right at the foot of the Andes, next to a beautiful lake and INSIDE the national park of Nahuel Huapi. Imagine kayaking through Brazo Tristeza and enjoying the waterfalls, cliffs and imposing hills like López, Cerro or Tronador, with its three summits and amazing glaciers. Meanwhile, for adventure seekers who can’t settle for just a 12 hour excursion, there are also expeditions that last two or three days along the intense blue waters of Nahuel Huapi Lake or the emerald ones of Mascardi, at the south of the park. The unique beauty of this corner of the world is even more noticeable by boat and it’s definitely within everyone’s reach!
“Los Glaciares” National Park
Breathtaking and unbelievable natural beauties of the world hide at the very south of the country, in El Calafate, considered one of the top destinations of Argentina. I’m talking about the glaciers, the more than 200 that can be found in the 7,000 square kilometers that occupies The Glaciers National Park. What if instead of (or after) doing the typical hike on and around these enormous ice caps you could jump on a canoe and discover other frozen secrets? It goes without saying that if you set foot on this natural park you HAVE TO see Perito Moreno, but if you also dare to go kayaking on the magnificent water mirror that is Lake Argentino, you will navigate through beautiful landscapes, unseen flora and fauna, gigantic floating chunks of ice, cliffs, mountains… Furthermore: you’ll be fortunate enough to see other less known glaciers like Heim, Onelli, Agassiz and, of course, the great Upsala.
Have you dismissed the idea of kayaking because you don’t have the budget or the time to go far away from Buenos Aires during your stay in Argentina? No worries! There’s also an option for you. Only thirty kilometers north from the capital -40 minutes by train- is the town of Tigre, famous for its colonial mansions, its delta, and its peaceful atmosphere that make it pretty popular between porteños or tourists who want to relax for a couple of days.
The delta is a result of the Paraná river mixing with the land and harbors a unique scenery for a place that is so close to the concrete jungle of Buenos Aires. That’s why it’s the perfect landscape to get lost for hours, especially if you are inside a kayak. With the vast number of channels and rivers, the different intensity of the currents that can be found make it the best spot both for beginners and experienced navigators who want to enjoy a trip surrounded by islands, trees, flowers, deer, more than 200 species of birds and (beware!) plenty of mosquitos…
To see more on other destinations in Argentina, check out the rest of our blog. Or, to see Argentina for yourself, get in touch with us at Say Hueque today
Written by Irene Valiente
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